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Reply #180 - Jan 21st, 2016 at 2:49pm
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I upgraded my mail server last month and forgot to update the server name in the forum configuration.  Let me know if you guys see any e-mail related weirdness.


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Reply #181 - Mar 30th, 2016 at 10:11pm
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As a heads up, the web server VM that runs the forum and the FTP is getting really flaky.  It's about time to rebuild anyway on a more recent server OS anyway.  I've started building the new VM and I'll take the forum down for a few hours later this week (maybe tomorrow?) to migrate everything.  The FTP will also be down during this window.


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Reply #182 - Mar 31st, 2016 at 8:56am
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FYI - I've got a bunch of stuff uploaded to your FTP.

I'll hold off until the FTP is back up.

Thanks!

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Reply #183 - Apr 1st, 2016 at 4:08pm
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The web forum is back online, now running on a shiny new VM.  I think I've got all the kinks worked out, but please let me know if you run into any trouble.


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Reply #184 - Apr 1st, 2016 at 5:12pm
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The web forum is back online, now running on a shiny new VM.  I think I've got all the kinks worked out, but please let me know if you run into any trouble.


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Reply #185 - Apr 1st, 2016 at 5:27pm
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The web forum is back online, now running on a shiny new VM.  I think I've got all the kinks worked out, but please let me know if you run into any trouble.


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Reply #186 - Apr 1st, 2016 at 5:32pm
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Had to fix a PERL issue. 

I couldn't find the solution anywhere else on the Internet.  Just in case some other poor bastard is googling this, YaBB kept generating a 502.2 error when attempting to post a message.  Newer versions of ActiveState PERL x64 generate an error message when calling a particular single name parameter.  I edited out lines 399-407 in CGI.pm (by default, located in C:\Perl64\lib\CGI.pm) to prevent the warning message (and with it, the IIS 502.2 Bad Gateway warning) and get it working again.


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Reply #187 - Apr 1st, 2016 at 5:33pm
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The FTP might be back up.  It works locally, but I don't have an external network connection to try it right now.  Let me know if it is borked!


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Reply #188 - Apr 1st, 2016 at 6:14pm
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FTP seems to be working after updating the certificate.

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Reply #189 - Apr 2nd, 2016 at 1:12pm
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Here's another PERL issue I found with YaBB 2.6.1 running on ActiveState Perl 5.22.1 with Server 2012 R2 and IIS.  Posting it here in case some other poor bastard runs into the same problem, since I couldn't find the issue on Google.  When running Setup.pl on the new version of YaBB, I got another lovely 502.2 Bad Gateway message...

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HTTP Error 502.2 - Bad Gateway

The specified CGI application misbehaved by not returning a complete set of HTTP headers. The headers it did return are "[Sat Apr 2 13:09:56 2016] Setup.pl: Unescaped left brace in regex is deprecated, passed through in regex; marked by <-- HERE in m/ { <-- HERE yabbbr} / at Sources/Subs.pm line 1861. HTTP/1.0 200 OK Cache-Control: no-cache, must-revalidate Pragma: no-cache Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 <!DOCTYPE html> <html lang='en-US'> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <title>YaBB 2.6.12 Setup</title> <style type="text/css"> html, body {color:#000; font-family:Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, Sans-Serif; font-size:13px; background-c... 



The error message was incredibly long and was obviously mostly HTML bullshit.  I fixed this by breaking out the left brace in line 1861 of Sources\Subs.pm.  It originally looked like this:

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/\n/gsm; 



I put in a leading backslash before the left brace, to make it look like this:

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$message =~ s/ \{yabbbr} /\n/gsm; 



All fixed.


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Reply #190 - Apr 2nd, 2016 at 2:46pm
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As you can probably tell, I've finished the first phase of the forum upgrade.  I'll work on the CSS to get us back to the bleak blackness that we all know and love.


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Reply #191 - Apr 2nd, 2016 at 7:01pm
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I screwed around with the CSS for a few hours and made some new images for the front page.  I think it looks pretty decent for now.  If you see any glaring ugliness or errors, let me know!


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Reply #192 - Apr 4th, 2016 at 6:43pm
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I decided to swap the old and new forum locations so the new forum is reachable using the old forum URL.

New forum:
http://www.WesDownersMom.com/GC
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http://www.WesDownersMom.com/Forum/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl


Old forum:
http://www.twncommunications.net/ForumOLD/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl


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Reply #193 - Apr 4th, 2016 at 9:08pm
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You do realize if my mother ever finds this website your life is forfeit correct?

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Reply #194 - Apr 5th, 2016 at 8:05am
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Oh dear, you don't think she'd revoke my discount, do you?


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